Friday, October 31, 2014

Tyrus Wong’s Cookbook Illustrations

Gourmet Celestial
Mrs. Tyrus Wong, Editor
The Los Angeles Chinese Women’s Club, 1970
And he did the cover lettering and title page calligraphy.

(Next post on Friday: Artists: 80 Plus and Going Strong)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tyrus Wong’s Digest Illustrations

April–June, July–September 1940

Coronet, February 1947:
“The Haunted House”

Reader’s Digest, February 1968: “Wind-tossed Cypress, 
Monterey, California”

Reader’s DigestApril 1969: “Golden Gate Bridge, 
San Francisco”

Reader’s Digest, January 1970: “Starbright”

Reader’s Digest, January 1973: “Dawn: 1973”

Reader’s Digest, June 1977: “Riverscape

(Next post on Friday: Tyrus Wong’s Cookbook Illustrations)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Keye Luke and The Forest Lawn Story

The Forest Lawn Story
Ralph Hancock
Academy Publishers, 1955
Page 6: The line drawings at the beginning of each chapter are by Keye Luke from statuary in Forest Lawn Memorial-Park.

(Next post on Friday: Tyrus Wong’s Digest Illustrations)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Keye Luke, Illustrated

Seein’ Stars, November 24, 1934

Screen Oddities, November 8, 1937

Seein’ Stars, March 29, 1942

Seein’ Stars, February 25, 1945, Self-portrait

(Next post on Friday: Keye Luke and The Forest Lawn Story)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Paul Fung in the Seattle Star

October 4, 1915
“Chinese Boy Is a Real Artist”

October 21, 1915
Y.M.C.A. Blowout

October 27, 1917
Liberty Theater

May 27, 1918
Moore Theatre’s Orpheum Vaudeville advertisement
Paul Fung, Seattle Chinese artist, Ruth Budd, the girl with the smile, and Mack and Williams, all do their share to make the bill enjoyable.

March 10, 1920
Funeral services for Paulin Fung, infant daughter of Paul Fung, cartoonist, were held Tuesday afternoon, at 1 o’clock, at Bonney-Watson parlors.

February 15, 1921
Progressive Thought Club

October 6, 1921
Music: Concert This Evening

February 23, 1922
“Paul Fung Gets Honorable Mention”

March 11, 1922
Post-Intelligencer contest advertisement

and the Buffalo Evening News
(New York)
May 3, 1922

(Next post on Friday: Keye Luke, Illustrated)

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Citizens’ Committee to Welcome Madame Chiang Kai-shek

James Wong Howe was on the Citizens’ Committee to Welcome Madame Chiang Kai-shek; see page  seven, column two.

pages eight and one

pages two and three

pages four and five

pages six and seven

(Next post on Friday: Paul Fung in the Seattle Star)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Blossom Chan

Daisy “Blossom” Chan
born July 6, 1915, Chicago, Illinois
(Cook County, Illinois Birth Certificate Index)

1920 United States Federal Census
Name / Age
Frank Chan 32 (born in China)
Brita Chan 28 (born in Sweden)
Gustave Chan 6
Daisy Chan 4
Cecilia Chan 1
824 California Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

1930 United States Federal Census
Name / Age
Frank Chan 42
Brita Chan 38
Gustaf Chan 16
Daisy Chan 16 [sic; 14]
3152 Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Illinois State Journal
(Springfield, Illinois)
August 12, 1933
“Just a Second”
by David V. Felts
...Unfortunately, from the standpoint of publicity, Springfield became aware of Daisy Chan, daughter of an influential Chinese resident of Chicago, only when the little Oriental dancer had completed her local night club engagement...

This Week in Chicago
June 10, 1934

The Chicago Tribune
July 1, 1934
Streets of Shanghai
Olive Young Lum

The Vidette Messenger
(Valparaiso, Indiana)
July 9, 1934

Terril Record
July 26, 1934

Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 17, 1934

Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 28, 1934

Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 1, 1935
“Footlights and Bright Lights”
by Glenn C. Pullen
...That Blossom Chan, bubble dancer at Cotton Club, spent all of her pocket money playing Santa Claus to destitute Chinese families here?...

The Writer’s Monthly
Show Girl, 82 W. Washington, Chicago, Ill., Monthly, 25c; $2.50. Editor, Blossom Chan. Breezy stories of 1000 words relating to show girls, dancers, singers, etc. Brief, illustrated, fashion articles. Could use a column on make-up. All material must be written from the angle of the show girl.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
(New York)
December 8, 1937
“Broadway Newsreel”
by Hy Gardener
...Tip to Stage Door Frankies: Blossom chan, Orientalented dancing star at Leon & Eddie’s is the wife of Chicago columnist, Herb Jones...

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
December 11, 1937
Leon & Eddie Add Chan
Blossom chan, beautiful Chinese dancing girl who hails from the West Coast where she entertained the stars of the screen, is the latest addition to the big revue that Leon and Eddie, the famous Gold Dust Twins are offering at their popular rendezvous.

Richmond Times Dispatch
December 14, 1937
“Walter Winchell On Broadway”
...Blossom Chan, the Orientla dancer at Leon & Eddie’s, and her Chicago columnist-groom have parted...

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
December 17, 1937
“Broadway Newsreel”
by Hy Gardner
...Blossom Chan’s hubby, Herb Jones, flew in from Chicago to refute rumors of a rift in their romance....

Syracuse Journal
(New York)
December 17, 1937
“Walter Winchell On Broadway”
...Blossom Chan’s husband phoned. Says they are apart because of his ill health, but that she will join him soon...

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
December 31, 1937
Fulton Royal Plans Festive Celebration
With reservations exceeding by far those of last year, the new Fulton Royal, Flatbush Ave. Extension, stands prepared to cater to one of the gayest New Year's Eve parties in the borough. The floor show will be headed by Blossom Chan, exotic Chinese dancer who comes to Brooklyn direct from Hollywood. Additional entertainment will include Jean Blane, songstress; Ethel Wright and Leon Eddie, dancers, and Ken and Roy Paigne, comedians. Music by Allan Leafer and his broadcasting orchestra.

July 20, 1942
photograph of Blossom and an impression of her lips

The Zanesville Signal
July 24, 1942
“Walter Winchell On Broadway”
...Blossom chan, whose “perfect lips” are on Life mag, is Mrs. Tim Gayle—he edits Baton the mag...

The Zensville Signal
July 29, 1942
“Walter Winchell On Broadway”
...Blossom Chan, described as Mrs. Tim Gayle, divorced him and has remarried another lad...

(Next post on Friday: The Citizens’ Committee to Welcome Madame Chiang Kai-shek)